Little Mosque on the Prairie (2007–2012)

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A satirical look at a Muslim community living in Canada.

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Series cast summary:
Zaib Shaikh ...
 Amaar Rashid (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Rayyan Hamoudi (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
Debra McGrath ...
 Mayor Ann Popowicz (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Baber Siddiqui (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Fred Tupper (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
Arlene Duncan ...
 Fatima Dinssa (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Sarah Hamoudi / ... (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Yasir Hamoudi (69 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Reverend Duncan Magee (52 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Mercy Resident / ... (50 episodes, 2007-2010)
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 Reverend William Thorne (43 episodes, 2009-2012)
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The location is Mercy Saskatchewan, a small town in the Canadian prairies. A small but devout community of Muslims has settled there, headed by community leader Yasir Hamoudi, a local building contractor. He is married to Sarah, a Caucasian ex-Christian who has converted to Islam for her husband. Their adult daughter, Rayyan, is a feminist Muslim doctor. The religious leader of the Muslim community - the Imam - is Amaar Rashid, a young, Canadian-born ex-lawyer from Toronto, who came to Mercy to replace Baber Siddiqui, who was deemed too extreme by many in the Mercy Muslim community. The local diner is run by Fatima Dinssa, a Nigerian Muslim who is strict about her religion but more liberal in her cultural values. The Muslims in Mercy are co-existing with their Christian neighbors, sometimes harmoniously, sometimes not. Reverend Duncan Magee welcomes his Muslim neighbors, especially if they enhance the social and economic fabric of the community and his parish. Likewise, Mayor Ann ... Written by Huggo

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When the series finale aired in April 2012 the CBC negotiated distribution deals in 92 foreign countries including Israel. Ironically, at that time, it did not air on any television outlet within the United States; Canada's next door neighbor. It has now been made available streaming over the Internet, for American customers, on the Hulu network. See more »

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22 January 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was excited to see a sitcom that would hopefully represent Indian Candians but i found this show to be not funny at all. The producers and cast are probably happy to get both bad and good feed back because as far as they are concerned it's getting talked about! I was ready for some stereotyping and have no problem with it because stereotypes exist for a reason, they are usually true. But there really wasn't anything funny about these stereotypical characters. The "fresh of the boat" dad, who doesn't understand his daughter. The radical feminist Muslim daughter (who by the way is a terrible actress), and the young modern Indian man trying to run his mosque as politically correct as he can (he's a pretty good actor, i only see him getting better).

it is very contrived and the dialog doesn't flow that well. there was so much potential for something like this but sadly i think it failed, and don't really care to watch another episode.

I did however enjoy watching a great Canadian actress Sheila McCarthy again, she's always a treat and a natural at everything she does, too bad her daughter in the show doesn't have the same acting abilities!


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